Sydney Authier Commits To Ryerson
Authier, who has backstopped the UCC Lancers hockey team to multiple OFSAA tournaments, said the opportunity to play OUA hockey is one she’s still coming to grips with.
“It is still sinking in, it’s all kind of surreal, but it’s amazing,” said the goaltender. “It’s been something I wanted since I started playing hockey. It’s really a dream come true. I’m truly blessed to have such an amazing opportunity.”
Authier has also been the goaltender for the Chatham Outlaws Midget ‘AA’ for multiple seasons, including this season as she backstopped the Outlaws to the OWHA provincial tournament.
For the grade 12 goaltender, who will enter arts and contemporary studies, choosing Ryerson was an easy decision for both athletics and academics.
“I chose Ryerson because their academics are among some of the best, so I will be getting a great education, but I will also be able to continue to play the game I love. Their women’s hockey program is still new and it’s only going to keep getting better, so I’m excited to be able to be a part of that.”
While Authier is excited about her accomplishment, she also recognizes she would not have reached this point without the help of many around her.
“I would like to thank my teammates, friends, and coaches who have been so supportive through the whole process,” said Authier, who also thanked the Chatham Outlaws organization that she’s played with for the last 9 years, her Athletes’ Fuel trainer Colin Roeszler, and most importantly, her parents.
“I never could have done this without them,” said the netminder.
The Ryerson Rams went 13-10-1 this season in OUA action, before being ousted by Guelph in the OUA playoffs. OUA women’s hockey regular season action typically begins the first week of October each year.